With rule changes about yard signs, here’s how to check your trick-or-treating route for sex offenders, predators
Sex offenders also have specific rules about what they can and can't do around Halloween, depending on what county they live in. We've compiled a county-by-county breakdown of those rules and regulations.
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Still trick-or-treating this year? Check your route for sex offenders
For those who still plan to head out in the neighborhood on Oct. 31, another important safety check will be to find out if there are any sex offenders on your trick-or-treating route. No Halloween decorations can be visible from the exterior of any sexual offender's or sexual predator's residence. Sex offenders and predators on probation are required to follow specific terms regarding holidays, which can vary by case. Because of strict city ordinances regarding sex offenders living in Starke, most offenders in Bradford County live in the county's rural areas, where trick-or-treating is less common, McKinley said. Union CountyBecause of the county's regulations, sexual predators cannot move into Union County, but sex offenders can, Capt.
EEOC: Employers illegally used Facebook ads for gender, age bias
In March, Facebook said it would pay nearly $5 million to settle several lawsuits that alleged its advertising platform allowed for discrimination in housing, employment and credit ads. As part of multiple settlements, it also announced major changes, including a separate advertising portal for housing, employment and credit ads that will offer significantly fewer targeting options. "The EEOC's rulings should send employers a strong message that they can't unfairly lock workers out of opportunities based on their gender or age." In December 2017, a ProPublica and New York Times investigation found that dozens of major employers ran recruitment ads just for certain age groups. The allegations claimed Facebook's ad systems excluded certain people from seeing housing, employment and credit ads based on their age, gender or race.
LeVar Burton expects he'll beam into 'Star Trek: Picard'
LOS ANGELES - With Patrick Stewart now warping back to the "Star Trek" universe in CBS All Access' upcoming streaming series "Picard," can a reunion with some of Jean-Luc Picard's old crewmates from the U.S.S. laughed a word-playing LeVar Burton, who co-starred with Stewart on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" for seven seasons, when CNN posed the question at "The Lion King" premiere. I don't know," said Burton, anticipating a high degree of contract negotiation and budget discussion to get the entire cast back on deck together. He also would love to play a Geordi that's moved forward from the somewhat pathetic romantic life he endured on the series. Forget a wife and kids, said Burton: "I'd settle with him having a date with somebody he didn't invent on the Holodeck.
Listen to the fourth episode of 'Into Thin Air'
For months we've investigated the decade-long disappearance of 5-year-old HaLeigh Cummings, a child from Putnam County whose case remains unsolved. CATCH UP: Listen to the third episode of our 'Into Thin Air' podcastSUBSCRIBE: Podcast delves into HaLeigh Cummings' disappearanceI-TEAM SERIES: What happened to 5-year-old HaLeigh Cummings? You can listen to the latest episode of "Into Thin Air" above. It's also available to subscribers on select podcast platforms, including Apple, Google Play, Spotify and Stitcher. To learn more, visit the podcast's website or subscribe by clicking one of the following links: Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher
Listen to the third episode of 'Into Thin Air'
For weeks, we’ve been revisiting the mysterious disappearance of HaLeigh Cummings, a 5-year-old girl reported missing from her Putnam County home more than 10 years ago, through Jennifer Waugh’s podcast series, “Into Thin Air.”CATCH UP: Listen to the second episode of 'Into Thin Air' podcastSUBSCRIBE: Podcast delves into HaLeigh Cummings' disappearanceI-TEAM SERIES: What happened to 5-year-old HaLeigh Cummings? In the third installment of the series, the lead investigator who worked the case in 2009 reveals not only what he believes may have happened to HaLeigh, but also what has him convinced that the young girl died hours before she was reported missing. You can listen to the latest episode of "Into Thin Air" below. It's also available to subscribers on select podcast platforms, including Apple, Google Play, Spotify and Stitcher. To learn more, visit the podcast's website or subscribe by clicking on one of the following links:Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher
Who was 5-year-old HaLeigh Cummings?
HaLeigh Cummings was sassy and adorable at 5 years old, with a button nose and a bright smile that her family said would light up the room. SPECIAL COVERAGEMonday: HaLeigh is goneTuesday: Reliving the nightmareWednesday: Misty's inconsistenciesThursday: Investigators' theoriesFriday: Who was HaLeigh Cummings? When Ronald Cummings got home, HaLeigh was gone. Everywhere Ronald went, HaLeigh went,” Sykes said. Anyone who knows anything about the disappearance of HaLeigh Cummings is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 888-277-TIPS.